Apollo Server 1.0, GitHub’s Internet Bug Bounty donation, and the Google Cloud Platform — SD Times news digest: July 21, 2017

A new GraphQL server is now available for all Node.js frameworks. Apollo Server is a open-source GraphQL server that is community-maintained and works across: Express, Connect, Hapi, Joa, AWS Lambda, Restify and Micro. The Apollo team announced version 1.0 of the server this week. It is built for the community, for simplicity and for performance. … continue reading

NSA

The NSA launches GitHub account

The government agency known for its secrecy is shedding some light on its work this week. The National Security Agency (NSA) has joined GitHub with more than 30 open source projects as part of the NSA Technology Transfer Program. “The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) works with agency innovators who wish to use this collaborative … continue reading

How Google’s OSS-Fuzz is securing open-source software

Google released OSS-Fuzz five months ago with a mission to make open-source projects stable, secure and reliable. Since then, the continuous fuzzing solution has found more than 1,000 bugs with 264 of them flagged as potential security bugs. “OSS-Fuzz has found numerous security vulnerabilities in several critical open source projects: 10 in FreeType2, 17 in … continue reading

Core Infrastructure Initiative celebrates three years with new structure and more strategy

It has been three years since the Heartbleed bug plagued the Internet, and the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) was formed. As the organization embarks on the next three years, it is making new structure funding decisions, and hoping to do “less fire-fighting” and “more strategizing.” The CII is introducing new membership levels; a … continue reading

The Linux Foundation and FSFE introduces new OSS resources

The open-source landscape can be tricky to navigate with the different projects, licenses, and compliance requirements. The Linux Foundation and Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) are announcing new resources to simplify free and open-source software license identification and compliance. “We must work more on helping those who want to be part of the free and … continue reading

CodePlex

Microsoft’s CodePlex to shut down

Microsoft cannot compete with GitHub. The company announced it will be closing the doors on CodePlex, its open-source project hosting site. CodePlex was designed to give developers a place to share, collaborate, and download open-source software. “Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is … continue reading

Google launches new open-source software site

Google is giving its open-source projects and initiatives a new place to live. The company announced a new site, https://opensource.google.com/, designed to provide information on how Google uses, releases, and supports open-source software. “This new site showcases the breadth and depth of our love for open source. It will contain the expected things: our programs, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pandas

Pandas aren’t only cute cute bears; they’re also a data analysis/manipulation library for Python. Pandas is designed to make it easier to work with relational and labeled data. “It aims to be the fundamental high-level building block for doing practical, real-world data analysis in Python. Additionally, it has the broader goal of becoming the most … continue reading

Black Duck’s 2016 open-source rookies of the year

Every year new open-source software projects emerge, but only a few will have an impact on the developer community. To distinguish the interesting and innovative ones, Black Duck has announced its ninth annual Open Source Rookies of the Year list, designed to recognize last year’s top new open-source projects.   “This recognition is a tribute … continue reading

Mapt’s six new Skill Plans for developers, Capriza launches suite of micro apps, and FOSSA raises funds for open-source initiatives—SD Times news digest: Feb. 24, 2017

In order to advance the careers of developers, Mapt created new Skill Plans, which aim to help specific developers looking to fill knowledge gaps in subjects like Java, IoT, Big Data, and R. Skill Plans offer developers learning assessment tools and resources, and the new plans target Java, JavaScript, Unreal Engine, R, IoT, and Big … continue reading

Report: OSS challenges come from a lack of understanding

Open-source software (OSS) is becoming more popular, but a lack of knowledge about how these packages work together remains one of the biggest problems with it. Rogue Wave has released its annual Open Source Support Report, which found common OSS issues are a result of development teams not being equipped to support the OSS they … continue reading

Netflix open-sources Stethoscope, Ericsson and Intel create 5G Innovators Initiative, and NVIDIA GPU-based VMs available in GCP regions—SD Times news digest: Feb. 22, 2017

Netflix is giving the open-source community a new user-focused security approach with the introduction of Stethoscope. According to Netflix, a user-focused security approach realizes that attacks against businesses are the primary cause of security breaches. Stethoscope is designed to collect user information and provide recommendations to secure their systems. “If we provide employees with focused, … continue reading

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